School of the Madeleine

1875 Illion Street • San Diego • California 92110 • Telephone (619) 276-6545

 

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School of the Madeleine is a private Catholic elementary school located in South Clairemont in San Diego. It is the parish school of St. Mary Magdalene church and serves students from preschool (License #370806443) through eighth grade.

The school is staffed by a lay faculty dedicated to the Catholic Education of the students. School of the Madeleine has a reputation for a strong religious and academic program and student success. 

The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA).  To view School of the Madeleine's mission, philosophy, and school-wide learning expectations, click here.

Principal - Donna Wittouck

Vice Principal - Jean Coleman

About Us

 

   

Applications for the 2015-2016 School Year Are Now Available

CALENDAR

Feb. 23-24

Kindergarten Testing Continues

Feb. 24

Field Day Gr. 1-2
Family Life Gr. 8 Boys 1 p.m.

Feb. 25

Hot Lunch
Family Life Gr. 8 Girls 1 p.m.

March 3

PSA Nomination Forms Sent Out

March 4

2nd Grade to San Diego Zoo

March 6

Minimum Day, Noon Dismissal

March 8

Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 10

Mad Moms' Coffee, Bay Park Coffee 8 a.m.
Field Day Gr. 3-4 1 p.m.

March 11

Hot Lunch

March 12

4th Grade to Indian Hills Camp.

March 13

NO SCHOOL - PROFESSIONAL GROWTH DAY

March 17

St. Patrick's Day (Students may wear green accessories)

March 18

End of Third Quarter

March 24

Field Day Fr. 5-6, 1 p.m.

March 25

Report Cards
Hot Lunch

March 26

6th Gr. to Marine Science Floating Lab
1st Grade Passion Play for Parents and
Parishioners, 2-2:45 p.m.

March 27

1st Gr. Passion Play for Students, 2:10-2:45

March 28

MAIN EVENT: GREETINGS FROM CALIFORNIA - A GOLDEN AFFAIR, ESTANCIA HOTEL, LA JOLLA

March 29

Palm Sunday

March 31

Cesar Chavez Day (School in Session)
Awards Assembly 1:10 Gr. 4-5, 2:10 Gr. 6-8

Our Virtue for the Month of March is Forgiveness.
 


 

 

 

 

 


This is the kick-off year for “MadDads,” Madeleine’s informal dads’ group. The initial goal is to create a network of involved and active fathers. The MadDads can take if from there to decide whether they want to plan social events or special projects. If you are interested, please email SchoolMadDads@gmail.com.

 

OFFICE DEPOT 5% BACK TO SCHOOLS

Every time parents shop at Office Depot and provide School of the Madeleine’s identification number, our school will receive 5% of the total purchase price in gift cards. These gift cards can be used by our office to purchase copier paper or other office supplies. If you are planning to purchase school supplies or f you own your own business and shop at Office Depot, please consider using Madeleine’s ID number. Our school number is 70013744.

 

UNITED WAY

School of the Madeleine is part of the United Way Donation Program. You can designate the school as the benefactor for your donation by listing the school and its address.

 

COUNSELING SERVICES

Counseling services at School of the Madeleine will be provided by Ben Fishburne, MFT, who will provide assessments, brief counseling, and will be available to speak with you with any recommendations. All counseling will be conducted on school grounds during Mr. Fishburne's scheduled hours with the school on Mondays. Counseling Referral and Agreement Forms. Rita McCreary, parish counselor and licensed therapist, will be available to students on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Counselors can be contacted via the school office.


MADELEINE ATHLETIC CLUB

The Athletic Club maintains the grass field in the back of the main school building and supports Madeleine’s after-school sports program! Visit the Madeleine Athletic Club website at www.MadeleineAthleticClub.webs.com.

UNIFORM EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Used school uniforms need a home. All are free! You don't need to bring in an item in order to take one. The uniform exchange is a free service for Madeleine families. If you have any questions, please contact Jacque Paramo.

 

 

INFORMATION

Monthly Newsletter & Calendar
Tuition & Fees 2014-2015

Master Schedule (rev) 2014-2015
UPDATED FOR SPRING! Hot Lunch Prepay Form/Dates

MADELEINE'S MAIN EVENT 2015 . . .
GREETINGS FROM CALIFORNIA - A GOLDEN AFFAIR

Buy your tickets now for our biggest fundraiser of the year, Greetings from California . . . A Golden Affair. Visit www.madeleinemainevent.com to purchase tickets, make a donation or learn more about this fabulous evening of fun and community.


 

APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOL OF THE MADELEINE

We are thrilled you are considering joining our family! Applications for the 2015-2016 school year are now available via the links below. If you have any questions or need further information, please email Jean Coleman. Thank you for your interest in School of the Madeleine!

2015-16 K-3 Application Packet

Preschool Registration Packet

2015-16 4-7 Application Packet

 SCHOOL TOURS

If you would like a tour of our school, please call the school office at 619-276-6545 to RSVP for a group tour on one of the following dates. Tours begin at 8:30 a.m. Parents only, please.

Kindergarten-4th Grade: Wednesday, February 11, 2015; Thursday, March 5, 2015

5th-8th Grade: Wednesday, February 25, 2015; Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Be sure to view the video below for an up-close look at the school.


 

Join Mad Moms! Mad Moms meet the first Wednesday of the month during the school year at 8 a.m. Bay Park Coffee Company, 4130 Napier Street. Stop by for a quick coffee or a lengthy conversation to see old friends and meet new ones! Meeting dates are January 7, February 4, March 10, and May 14. Save the Date: Sunday, February 8, 2015, Mad Moms Winter Dessert Social! Questions? Erin Rickwa: eorickwa@gmail.com
 

COMING THIS SUMMER . . . CATHOLIC SPORTS CAMP
AT SCHOOL OF THE MADELEINE

For two weeks this summer, we are offering Catholic Sports Camp at School of the Madeleine! This is a great way to kick off your child's summer. For more information and a sign-up sheet to print out, click here.

 

ANOTHER EASY WAY TO EARN MONEY FOR MADELEINE

We all shop at Amazon.com. Now we can earn money for our school simply by clicking the below link to get to Amazon's web site! Then any shopping we do automatically earns money for School of the Madeleine. Just click below and keep shopping all summer long!



EARN MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL WITH ESCRIP ONLINE MALL

It's easy, fast and a way to make a BIG difference for our school. Do your online shopping via the eScrip Online Mall and a portion will be donated back to School of the Madeleine. This is a safe, secure and effortless way to earn money for our school simply by doing the online shopping you'd do anyway! There are more than 1,000 merchants to choose from. Click on the eScrip Online Mall logo above, or click here to browse and shop. Make your everyday shopping a fundraiser!
 

Another way to earn money for Madeleine: Register your grocery cards or debit/credit cards with eScrip on their website. A portion of what you spend comes back to our school.

If you have any questions about how to sign up or take advantage of this incredible fundraiser, please contact Cindy Bayless at cterstal@yahoo.com.
 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM
 

We want to thank everyone for collecting Box Tops during the holiday season. We have completed our second collection and received a total of 7,289 Box Tops. That is almost 2,000 more than the first collection, way to go! Our 1st place winner is Mrs. Alves in 7B with a total of 1,355 Box Tops, followed by Mrs. Herreweyers in 7A with 855. Mrs. Fox in 5A earned 3rd place with 726. The Kindergarten class winner is Mrs. Giacalone in KA with 335.

We would like to thank our supportive volunteers for counting all those Box Tops: Ana Cabrera , Danielle Schulte, Alberta Centers, Anne Fontes , Mari Grant, Sylvia Gonzales, Pam Pascual Pruter and Julie Ott. We also thank our treat providers Ginny Walulik and Yoli Vindiola.

Keep collecting those Box Tops for our 3rd collection in May.

Keep an eye out for box top-related products when you are shopping.

Thank you for making a difference, one dime at a time. To learn more on how you can help earn cash for our school, click here. Keep collecting!
 

MADELEINE'S NEW SCIENCE LAB - IN ACTION!

The Madeleine Science Lab is up and running! This beautiful facility is being enjoyed by teachers and students and is the realization of a long-held dream. We are eternally grateful for our donors! It was recently blessed by Fr. Steve. See more pictures here.


 

STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Check out Madeleine Students making news! This month, we congratulate our Science Fair Award Winners, the students who received Christian Living Awards, and our Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest Winners..
 

Collection for CCSA 

During the month of February, St. Mary Magdalene Parish is asking for donations of peanut butter, canned fruit and mac-n-cheese.  We ask that Madeleine families bring their donations to the rectory office, or leave them in the vestibule of the Church between 8 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

 


Last Updated:  02/24/2015

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